Category: goals

Youtube Madness Month

I’m trying something a little different recently. For the month of August, I am shooting for one youtube video a day. Yup, one video a day. It’s nuts, I know. But I enjoy doing them, maybe you’ll enjoy watching them. I’m also trying to keep them at 5 minutes and under as well. So you…


2017 Goals: Hope Is Not a Strategy

One of my favorite quotes recently comes from Chris Voss, author of Never Split the Difference. That quote is in the title of this post, Hope is not a strategy. That’s how I want to approach my future goals. I can’t hope I’ll get to them. I need a plan and I need some milestones….


2016 Goals: More Cowbell

Well, 2015 was interesting for sure. Some pretty major changes, all for the better. These were my 2015 goals and while I was doing well in all of them, some pretty big changes happened during the year to mix things up a bit. Things that happened I left my cushy local government job of 13…


2015 Goals: Getting Real

I had a jam-packed 2014. Reviewing my 2014 goals I met some and not others. Work I have like three jobs, including my day job, which at times can stretch my sanity, but I’ve been managing. SmartGeotech: Business is progressing here. I’ve had the opportunity to work on a couple of projects that really try…


2014 Goals. Growth and Challenges

2013 turned out to be a pretty interesting year. Looking back at my goals for the year, I think I’ve done a pretty good job. I’ve had some new challenges, took on some new work and sharpened my current skills. What I got done I’ve really picked up the pace in terms of my JavaScript…


2013 Goals: No Idle Hands

2012 not as planned 2012 is wrapping up, so I thought I would gather my 2013 resolutions a little early in case the world doesn’t end this week (12-21-2012 oh no). As usual, I look back on what I had set out for myself last year and as usual not much went as planned. I…


2012 Developer Resolutions: Melting faces!

It’s that time of year again, 2011 is coming to an end and I start wondering where the hell the time went. Looking back at my 2011 resolutions, I didn’t get as much done as I would like, but I like to think I accomplished quite a bit. I’ve been doing a lot of Node.js…


2011, Where do I go from here?

A little late to the party in terms of getting my resolutions written down, but better late than never. This past year, I have pretty much lived and breathed one Flex enterprise project at work. I am essentially the sole front-end developer/designer/architect/tester/victim of this application. I’ve learned a lot and I’m grateful for that, but…